Finally got down to One-Fifteen Marina to see the Volvo
Village or whatever they call it. All 7 boats are in the water
and we were able to get up close and personal.
You get a good perspective of living on this overgrown dinghy
when you see them. No luxury, just performance. Quite different than our average cruiser member
would be used to. And one of the Ericson
boats had not stowed their sails
. There were piles of them on the dock
The other reason I went was to go to the Skipper's meeting for the spectator boats. Tomorrow they are doing 2 X 2 lap windward leward races. They set up a VIP area on the water
where I think we will be able to get within spitting distance of the middle gate. It should be very cool and I will get pics for sure. Based on the number of skipper's we should have 70-100 boats or so out.
Sunday they are doing a pro am with a similar set up. Couple of interesting points were made.
With the northeast monsoon in and if the wind
is up these boats will be doing up to 25 knots - stay out of the way and off the course!
If a boat leaves the course due to a failure or for any reason and is headed at you - do not maneuver to avoid - they will handle avaoidance.
I thought that second one interesting. How do you think it will play at the inquiry?